Catholic Recipe: Soft Molasses Cookies
Soft and spicy molasses cookies. These require some time to chill thoroughly before baking.
Cream shortening and sugar together; beat in egg. Add molasses and lemon juice; blend well. Mix and sift dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture. Add boiling water; mix well. Chill thoroughly. Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes. Makes 4 dozen small cookies.
For large cookies: Drop by tablespoonfuls. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965